Top 5 Audio-Drama Podcast Recommendations

About a year ago, I stumbled on my first audio-drama podcast, a fictional story told over a series of episodes and seasons. I occasionally cringed at some awkward voice-acting, but mostly, I was intrigued by this new experiment in story-telling. Or maybe more a return to a rather old way of storytelling. It was with …

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Be the Match: My Experience as a Bone Marrow Donor (Part 2)

This post is a continuation of Be the Match: My Experience as a Bone Marrow Donor (Part 1). Click the link to start there!  If my bone marrow donation felt like being carried on the shoulders of a Red Cross phlebotomist team, imagine me accidentally kicking one of them in the face and the whole team crashed to …

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Be the Match: My Experience as a Bone Marrow Donor (Part 1)

When I signed up for the bone marrow donation registry in my freshman year of college, I wish I could say I did so with the noble passion to save lives. The truth is, I started following a group of girls from my dorms before I knew where they were going, then felt I couldn't ditch out …

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Petty Crime and Disco: An Ode to Mariah

I once had a neighbor named Mariah. I had just moved, leaving behind a city and my roommates. The first weekend in my apartment, I was missing the constant chatter that meant no TV episode could ever truly be watched, but was excited about this new, mature stage of my life. This was my big …

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Apartment Horror Stories, Part Two: San Francisco and Raccoon Warfare

When I moved into San Francisco, I remember thinking it would be a glamorous, artsy, intellectual part of my life. I would be inspired by the culture and the hustle. I would write. I would learn. I would have experiences. I had some experiences, alright. Now this story is hard to tell without understanding some basics …

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Apartment Horror Stories, Part One: Santa Barbara and the Microwave

My second year of college in Santa Barbara, I moved into my very first apartment. I had an air mattress, a bean bag chair, and a very low bar for living standards. It was the best of times. Granted, when I joyously threw open the kitchen window, I found myself face to face with a painting …

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